We conclude horror month by reviewing Don Coscarelli’s sci-fi horror masterpiece, Phantasm. This movie is a suspenseful fright fest which gives us The Tall Man, one of the most iconic villains ever. It is also more than that. The Tall Man is a stand in for death and the movie an evaluation of how we deal with death culturally. The reason Mike and Reggie can never defeat the Tall Man, except in their dreams, is that dreams are the only place death can be defeated. We discuss all of this, as well as some trivia about the movie and some good natured humorous nitpicking.

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